“Travels to a Different Time” : 11August1975: Alstätten, Switzerland: Staying in the Hills with A Young Swiss Farmer

A good sleep but still tired after that Magic Bus trip. A monotonous continental breakfast. Got a lift with an Italian in a Fiat saying he was going all the way to Austria but he changed his mind 40 kms before the border. Next ride being rescued out of the rain was with some GermansContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 11August1975: Alstätten, Switzerland: Staying in the Hills with A Young Swiss Farmer”

RKS Film: “Banksy Most Wanted”: Where is He/Them?

“Banksy Most Wanted” delves into the search for graffiti artist Banksy known only by a few and an expert at identity avoidance through use of false news stories and the loyalty of the few who do know him.  There is the possibility as well that Banksy may be a grouping of individuals. As Banksy says,Continue reading “RKS Film: “Banksy Most Wanted”: Where is He/Them?”

“Travels To a Different Time” : 10August1975: Bolzano, Italy: Sex Crazed Magic Bus Driver: Riding in an Italian Ambulance

After R and R in Amsterdam on the Magic Bus to Munich from Amsterdam. Caught the Magic bus outside the zoo. I had a good party time without thinking about much and noting it in the travel journal. But the time had come to move on. The bus was an hour late. The bus driverContinue reading ““Travels To a Different Time” : 10August1975: Bolzano, Italy: Sex Crazed Magic Bus Driver: Riding in an Italian Ambulance”

RKS Film:“We Are The Thousand”: A Delightful Escape From Documentary Depression Rocking with The Foo Fighters

I have finished reviewing some 24 documentaries over 60 days for two film festivals, Toronto Hot Docs and Earth X. 80% of those were depressing dealing with genetic manipulation, child abuse, politically sanctioned murders, deforestation, pig feces overflow etc. After this down ride I welcomed “We Are The Thousand” which is crammed with good cheer,Continue reading “RKS Film:“We Are The Thousand”: A Delightful Escape From Documentary Depression Rocking with The Foo Fighters”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 22July1975: Into Amsterdam

Up after a few hours of sleep. This camping in the woods is free but it would be nice to have a shower and bush the old molars. We were lucky to see a gas station as we were low on petrol. So it was non stop for a few hours to Amsterdam and weContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 22July1975: Into Amsterdam”

RKS Film: Toronto Hot Docs Winner “Eternal Spring”: The Rise of Animation in Documentaries

The Canadian documentary “Eternal Spring” may be a watershed documentary with its use of animation to tell the story of the Falun Gong “hijacking” of Chinese State television in Changchun, China on March 5, 2002. Changchun was the birthplace of Falun Gong which is a “spiritual” practice pointing out a clear path to elevating yourselfContinue reading “RKS Film: Toronto Hot Docs Winner “Eternal Spring”: The Rise of Animation in Documentaries”

RKS Wine: My Private Pinot Grigio Nightmare: The Simple Mayhem Cure

As a wine writer there is what I write and there is what people ask me. When up close and personal I try and be non-judgemental about what people drink and sometimes that is a bit difficult as they look at you trying what they pour and they think it is the cat’s pyjamas. MyContinue reading “RKS Wine: My Private Pinot Grigio Nightmare: The Simple Mayhem Cure”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?

Went down for breakfast with a litre of milk. I hopped on a train that would take me to the highway heading to Hamburg. Thank goodness for the cool day as hot weather can sap your energy. I passed by a hitchhiker to get a spot and in 5 minutes a lift in a 404Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 21stJuly1975: Somewhere in Netherlands: Dopester in a 404 Peugeot: Germany Depressing?”

RKS Film: “Battle for The Heart of Texas”: Megacorp’s Destructive Power

The Earthx Film Festival running in Dallas Texas from 11-15 May presents” Battle for the Heart of Texas”. The battle may be fought in the heart of Texas from a geographic perspective but emotionally it affects the hearts of Texans proud landowners in mostly remote areas who see their property and hearts ripped asunder byContinue reading “RKS Film: “Battle for The Heart of Texas”: Megacorp’s Destructive Power”

“Travels to a Different Time: ” 19July1975: Copenhagen, Denmark: Exhaustion

I have been so tired over the past few days with endless walking and I haven’t written anything in the journal as I lost my pen. I arrived in Copenhagen after a memorable boat trip on a ferry. A big party you might want to say. I found a room here at a youth hostelContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time: ” 19July1975: Copenhagen, Denmark: Exhaustion”